The former Vice-Chairman of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly and former member of the German Parliament Willy Wimmer told about the involvement of the US and Saudi Arabia to destroy Russian su-24 bomber in the skies over Syria in November last year.
Wimmer said in an interview with Sputnik that the destruction of the aircraft involved one American and Saudi aircraft AEW.
“Such a plane like this Russian bomber just does not want to communicate you must send a fighter to the goal,” he said.
According to the interlocutor of Agency, the American plane took off from Cyprus and another from the base in Saudi Arabia. He explained that NATO has rules about how to act in case of violation of the limits.
Usually on contact with the intruder aircraft, establish civil authorities. If this does not help, are involved in the military. “They shot down a Russian plane because I wanted to shoot it down,” said Wimmer.
On the eve of the former Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu said that the pilots who shot down the su-24, acted on his orders. According to him, a month earlier, he was ordered to shoot down planes that violate the airspace of Turkey.
Earlier it was reported that shot down the bomber pilots was taken into custody on charges in an attempt to make a coup.